Wardrop & Co. specialise in stamp insurance, and the insurance of philatelic and other collections. This include insurance of coins and banknotes, medals, cigarette and phone cards, antiquarian books, maps and prints, mineral specimens and almost anything of a similar nature. Stamp insurance includes covers, envelopes, postcards, albums, philatelic literature, stamp boxes and cases, and other items of postal history or philatelic interest.


"All Risks" Insurance Cover for Collectors

Extensive coverage is provided by this policy devised by Wardrop & Co. Ltd. in conjunction with, and underwritten by, Certain Underwriters at Lloyd's.

The Certificate provides cover against all risks of physical loss, destruction or damage to the collection and other philatelic material whilst anywhere in the United Kingdom, including Exhibitions and exchange clubs and whilst accompanying the Insured or his representative on any journey in the United Kingdom or sendings within the UK by post or by rail, carrier or other means.

Cover may be extended to include overseas exhibitions or transits at an additional premium.

The standard Certificate restricts cover away from the main location and in transit to £15,000, however, this limit may be increased upon request.


Collection Value per £1000 per annum:

"Anywhere UK" (Depending on sum insured and security protections) £3.00 to £3.75
"Normally Bank"(30 days withdrawal p.a.) £2.50
Bank Only £1.25

These are guidance premiums for “stamps” only; please contact us for a quotation for other collectables

Minimum annual premium £15.00

All plus Insurance Premium Tax @ 5%


Please find below information regarding both our services, and other insurance related links. We do not currently have an electronic version of the proposal form available to download, we will be happy to post a form for you to complete, upon request.

Full Policy Wording Page
Full Policy Wording (PDF)
Terms of Business
Key Facts
The Financial Conduct Authority

Collectors Insurance: Online Proposal Form

If you have any other queries please feel free to visit our forum, or contact us.


The company is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Our Registration number is 304502 and you can check this by visiting the FCA Website or telephoning them on 0800 111 6768. The Wardrop & Co privacy policy can be found here.